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Building React Applications with Redux and Flux

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Published byAddison-Wesley Professional and Pearson Education

CreatedJune 2017

Overview

This Learning Path includes ReactJS Fundamentals LiveLessons and Advanced ReactJS LiveLessons

Prerequisites

JavaScript

HTML

AJAX (not required, but useful for this course)

REST (not required, but useful for this course)

ES6 (not required, but useful for this course)

Description

ReactJS Fundamentals LiveLessons provides a conceptual understanding of React, an open-source JavaScript framework from Facebook, and gets you started with writing React code while utilizing advanced JavaScript and modern es6 features.

Advanced React.js LiveLessons looks at the libraries that make React a complete front-end solution for building applications. First, React router is covered, which is the de facto standard React routing solution. Next, the training looks at Flux, the original data management pattern for large React apps. Then, the training covers the fundamentals of Redux, an extremely popular data management library inspired by Flux. Finally, the video series discusses strategies and libraries that are useful for testing react applications.


About the Instructor

Charles Crawford III has more than ten years of software experience and five years of experience in software education. He is currently a lead instructor at Code Fellows, where he teaches full-stack web programming. He is also an active software and writing consultant and the director of marketing for Hack The People, a distributed non-profit organization focused on fostering mentor-mentee relationships in software development. Additionally, Charles is an active blog contributor at The New Stack, a site featuring news about and analysis of an ever-changing software development ecosystem. Prior to this, Charles was a developer evangelist for Shippable: a SaaS that leverages Docker to provide continuous integration services. He was also a software engineer at Amazon Web Services on the Elastic Beanstalk team, where he worked on things such as the Elastic Beanstalk Ruby container, Nodejs container, and the Docker container.Charles is the video instructor for Docker Orchestration and Microservices LiveLessons (Addison Wesley, 2015).

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crawfordcharlie

Twitter: @cc_iii


About Pearson Video Training

Pearson publishes expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. These professional and personal technology videos feature world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que Topics include: IT Certification, Network Security, Cisco Technology, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, and more. Learn more about Pearson Video training at http://www.informit.com/video.


ReactJS Fundamentals provides a conceptual understanding of React, an open-source JavaScript framework from Facebook, and gets you started with writing React code while utilizing advanced JavaScript and modern es6 features.

Description

This video training covers vanilla React, as well as a refresher on some advanced JavaScript topics, and essential es6 features. You'll first learn how to create a modern React toolchain. Next, the training covers the advanced JavaScript concepts that regularly pop up in React and the modern es6 features you'll need to write more idiomatic React code. Next the training covers a conceptual understanding of React and will take an in depth look at how React's virtual dom works. Starting in Lesson 6, you'll dive into writing React code using the original create class syntax and will begin to look at the JSX. Next, you'll see how to rewrite your earlier code using modern es6 features. From there, you'll learn the remaining vanilla React topics such as component life cycle and state management. The training wraps up with a discussion on how you can tweak performance in React apps.

About the Instructor

Charles Crawford IIIhas more than ten years of software experience and five years of experience in software education. He is currently a lead instructor at Code Fellows, where he teaches full-stack web programming. He is also an active software and writing consultant and the director of marketing for Hack The People, a distributed non-profit organization focused on fostering mentor-mentee relationships in software development. Additionally, Charles is an active blog contributor at The New Stack, a site featuring news about and analysis of an ever-changing software development ecosystem. Prior to this, Charles was a developer evangelist for Shippable: a SaaS that leverages Docker to provide continuous integration services. He was also a software engineer at Amazon Web Services on the Elastic Beanstalk team, where he worked on things such as the Elastic Beanstalk Ruby container, Nodejs container, and the Docker container.Charles is the video instructor for Docker Orchestration and Microservices LiveLessons (Addison Wesley, 2015)

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crawfordcharlie

Twitter:@cc_iii

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Will Learn

React toolchain

Advanced JavaScript features used with React

ES6 features with React

Basics React concepts

React‚ virtual DOM

Coding a React app with traditional and ES6

React performance

Who Should Take This Course

Intermediatte to experienced developers who would like to learn React.js for front-end web development.

Course Requirements

JavaScript

HTML

AJAX (not required, but useful for this course)

REST (not required, but useful for this course)

ES6 (not required, but useful for this course)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Lesson 1: Creating Your React ToolChain

Learning objectives

1.1 Understand the requirements of your toolchain

1.2 Use NPM to manage your application's dependencies and run tasks

1.3 Compile es6 to es5 with Babel

1.4 Bundle applications with Webpack

1.5 Understand how Babel and Webpack work together and create a basic build process

1.6 Create a development optimized build process

1.7 Create a production optimized build process

Lesson 2: Understanding Advanced JavaScript Required for ReactJS

Learning objectives

2.1 Use functional programming in JavaScript

2.2 Understand execution context and the this keyword!

2.3 Control execution context with bind/call/apply

Lesson 3: Utilizing ES6 in Your React Applications

Learning objectives

3.1 Understand ES6 template strings

3.2 Understand ES6 default arguments

3.3 Understand ES6 rest and spread

3.4 Understand ES6 arrow functions

3.5 Understand ES6 destructing

3.6 Understand ES6 modules

3.7 Understand ES6 classes

3.8 Understand ES6 promises Part 1

3.8 Understand ES6 promises Part 2

3.8 Understand ES6 promises Part 3

3.9 Understand ES6 fetch

Lesson 4: Understanding Basic React Concepts

Learning objectives

4.1 Utilize component-based design

4.2 Use one way data flow and rendering

Lesson 5: Understanding the Virtual DOM

Learning objectives

5.1 Understand the virtual DOM versus the actual DOM

5.2 Understand the diffing algorithm

Lesson 6: Coding Your First React App with Traditional React

Learning objectives

6.1 Use createClass and render

6.2 Understand JSX

6.3 Set initial app state

Lesson 7: React Fundamentals with new es6 Syntax

Learning objectives

7.1 Create with new ES6 class syntax

7.2 Understand properties versus state

and Set initial state through es6, and binding this

7.3 Adding new state to an App

7.4 State changes through Children components

7.5 Use inputs with React

7.6 Functional stateless components

7.7 Utilize data fetching in React applications

7.8 Understand React component lifecycle methods

7.9 Utilize Content of Custom Components

7.10 Understand higher order components

7.11 Utilize Prop Types

7.12 Utilize ref to access child component

Lesson 8: React Performance

Learning objectives

8.1 Improve child rendering performance by setting keys

8.2 Implement performance optimizations with shouldComponentUpdate

About LiveLessons Video Training

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at:http://www.informit.com/livelessons


More Than Four Hours of Video Training


Description

Advanced React.js LiveLessons looks at the libraries that make React a complete front-end solution for building applications. First, React router is covered, which is the de facto standard React routing solution. Next, the training looks at Flux, the original data management pattern for large React apps. Then, the training covers the fundamentals of Redux, an extremely popular data management library inspired by Flux. Finally, the video series discusses strategies and libraries that are useful for testing react applications.


Skill Level

Intermediate


What You Will Learn

* Utilizing libraries to make React a complete front-end solution

* React router

* Flux

* Redux

* Testing React applications


Who Should Take This Course

Intermediate to experienced developers who would like to learn React.js for front-end web development.


Course Requirements

* JavaScript

* HTML

* AJAX (not required, but useful for this course)

* REST (not required, but useful for this course)

* ES6 (not required, but useful for this course)


About LiveLessons Video Training

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at http://www.informit.com/livelessons.